Nuclear terrorism and nuclear security

Selected Publications and Presentations:

 

Matthew Bunn, Nicholas Roth, and William H. Tobey, "Revitalizing Nuclear Security in an Era of Uncertainty" (Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, January 2019).

Matthew Bunn, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey, "Combating Complacency about Nuclear Terrorism" (Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, March 2019).

Matthew Bunn, Nicholas Roth, and William H. Tobey,"A Vision of Nuclear for Nuclear Security(Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, January 2019).

Matthew Bunn, Nicholas Roth, and William H. Tobey, "Presidential Candidates Need a Plan for Reducing Nuclear Terrorism Risks," The Hill, January 29, 2019.

Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan, eds., Insider Threats (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2017).

WINS International Best Practice Guide: Nuclear Security Culture. (Draws in part on recommendations from Matthew Bunn.)

Matthew Bunn, “A Worst Practices Guide to Preventing Insider Leaks, Attacks, Theft, and Sabotage,” Presentation Sandia National Laboratories, 27th International Training Course on Physical Protection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 17 May 2018.

Matthew Bunn and Dmitri Kovchegin, “Nuclear Security in Russia: Can Progress be Sustained?Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 24, No. 5-6 (Spring 2018), pp. 527-551.

Matthew Bunn, "Cultures of Nuclear Security: How Different Countries Decide to Protect Their Nuclear Facilities," Presentation, Science, Technology, and Society Circle, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 12 November 2018.

Matthew Bunn, “Scenarios of Insider Threats to Japan’s Nuclear Facilities and Materials – and Steps to Strengthen Protection,” NAPSNET Special Report (San Francisco, Calif.: Nautilus Institute, November 2, 2017).

Matthew Bunn and Nickolas Roth, “The Effects of a Single Terrorist Nuclear Bomb,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 28, 2017.

Matthew Bunn, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey, “Protecting Nuclear Materials and Facilities Against the Full Spectrum of Plausible Threats,” IAEA-CN-254-262, International Atomic Energy Agency, “International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Facilities,” November 13-17, 2017.

Matthew Bunn, “Steps for Rebuilding U.S.-Russian Nuclear Security Cooperation,” in Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, July 16-20, 2017 (Mount Laurel, N.J.: INMM, 2017).

Matthew Bunn, "Next Steps to Prevent Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism – Including Actions for Congress,” Briefing for a members-only Capitol Hill dinner, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Washington, D.C., 11 July 2017.

Matthew Bunn, "Nuclear Terrorism: How Big is the Risk to Japan?" Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, 8 June 2017.

Matthew Bunn,Scenarios of Insider Nuclear Threats – and Steps to Strengthen Protection” Presentation, workshop on “Reducing the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism and Spent Fuel Vulnerability in East Asia,” Nautilus Institute, Nagasaki, 21-22 January, 2017.

Matthew Bunn, "Nuclear Security Challenges- for the United States, and Others" Presentation, Belfer-Pakistan Dialogue, Istanbul, 14-15 April 2017.

Matthew Bunn, “Evolving State and Nonstate Proliferation Threats and Strengthening UNSCR 1540’s Role in Overcoming Them,” 1540 Compass, Winter 2016, pp. 15-17.

Matthew Bunn, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey, “Key Steps for Continuing Nuclear Security Progress,” CN-244-574, International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, December 5-9, 2016.

Matthew Bunn, William H. Tobey, Martin B. Malin, and Nickolas Roth, Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline? (Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, March 2016).

Matthew Bunn, “Belgium Highlights the Nuclear Terrorism Threat and Security Measures to Stop It,” The World Post, 29 March 2016.

Matthew Bunn, “Nuclear Terrorism: How Big is the Risk to Japan?” NAPSNET Special Report (San Francisco, Calif.: Nautilus Institute, June 8, 2017)

Matthew Bunn, "Evolving Opportunities for Nuclear Security Cooperation" Presentation, NIAS-CISAC Dialogue on Strategic Security Threats of the 21st Century, Bengaluru, India, 6 October 2015.

Matthew Bunn, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey, Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Progress and Setting New Goals(Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, March 2014).

Matthew Bunn and Scott Sagan, “A Worst Practices Guide to Insider Threats: Lessons from Past Mistakes” (Cambridge, Mass: Occasional Paper, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2014).

Matthew Bunn, "Public Comment on NRC Staff Proposal" submitted 18 Oct 2014.

Matthew Bunn and Eben Harrell, "Threat Perceptions and Drivers of Change in Nuclear Security Around the World: Results of a Survey" (Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, March 2014).

Matthew Bunn, "What Types of Nuclear Material Require What Levels of Security?" Presentation, INMM Workshop on Risk-Informing Security, 11-12 February 2014.

Matthew Bunn and Kathryn M. Glynn, “Preventing Insider Theft: Lessons From the Casino and Pharmaceutical Industries,” Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Spring 2013), pp. 4-16.

Matthew Bunn, Valentin Kuznetsov, Martin B. Malin, Yuri Morozov, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev, "Steps to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism: Recommendations Based on the U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment"(Cambridge, Mass.: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, October 2013).

Matthew Bunn, “Beyond Crises: The Unending Challenge of Controlling Nuclear Weapons and Materials, in Henry Sokolski and Bruno Tetrais, eds., Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach? (Carlisle, Penn.: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2013), pp. 253-278.

Matthew Bunn and Eben Harrell, "Consolidation: Thwarting Nuclear Theft" (Cambridge, Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, March 2012). 50 pp.

Matthew Bunn, Yuri Morozov, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Simon Saradzhyan, William Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev, "The U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment of Nuclear Terrorism" (Cambridge, Mass.: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, June 2011). 52 pp.

Matthew Bunn, "Securing the Bomb 2010: Securing All Nuclear Materials in Four Years" (Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, April 2010). 115 pp.

Matthew Bunn and Col.-Gen. Evgeniy P. Maslin (ret.), “All Stocks of Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials Worldwide Must Be Protected Against Global Terrorist Threats,” paper prepared for “Protecting Nuclear Programmes From Terrorism,” World Institute for Nuclear Security Best Practices Workshop, 19-20 November 2009.

Matthew Bunn, "Securing the Bomb 2008" (Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, November 2008). 183 pp.

Matthew Bunn, "'Appropriate Effective' Nuclear Security and Accounting- What is it?" Presentation, "Appropriate Effective" Material Accounting and Physical Protection- Joint Global Initiative/UNSCR 1540 Workshop, Nashville, TN, 18 July 2008.

Matthew Bunn," Securing the Bomb 2007(Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, September 2007). 166 pp.

Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier, "Securing the Bomb 2006" (Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, July 2006). 171 pp.

Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier, “Terrorist Nuclear Weapon Construction: How Difficult?Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 607, September 2006, pp. 133-149.

Matthew Bunn, “A Mathematical Model of the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 607 (September 2006), pp. 103-120.

Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier, "Securing the Bomb 2005: The New Global Imperatives" (Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, May 2005). 121 pp.

Matthew Bunn, “Incentives for Nuclear Security,” in Proceedings of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 46th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 10-14 July 2005 (Northbrook, IL: INMM, 2005).

Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier, "Securing the Bomb: An Agenda for Action" (Washington, D.C.: Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, May 2004).

Matthew Bunn, Anthony Wier, and John P. Holdren, "Controlling Nuclear Warheads and Materials: A Report Card and Action Plan" (Washington, D.C.: Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, March 2003). 189 pp.

Matthew Bunn, John P. Holdren and Anthony Wier, "Securing Nuclear Weapons and Materials: Seven Steps for Immediate Action" (Cambridge, MA: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, May 2002). 78 pp.

Matthew Bunn, "The Next Wave: Urgently Needed New Steps to Control Warheads and Fissile Material" (Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, April 2000). 109 pp.

Oleg Bukharin, Matthew Bunn, and Kenneth N. Luongo," Renewing the Partnership: Recommendations for Accelerated Action to Secure Nuclear Material in the Former Soviet Union" (Washington, DC: Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council, August 2000). 88 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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